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Heres my first self-build. Any help/advice is appreciated!

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July 28, 2012 2:32:41 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This coming week

Budget Range: Approx. $1000-$1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing, Watching twitch, Downloading and streaming tv shows to 50" plasma through hdmi, gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (Might get a free or discounted copy)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Dont know enough to have any but hopefully picked the ones that give best quality/bang for buck

Overclocking: Maybe (Have no idea how)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (i think this is if you have 2 gpu's??)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I dont care about looks with the case just want to be sure its cooled and easy to work with. Main idea with all of this is to have a computer that i can put together and never touch again for years that provides high quality entertainment for ~$1000. I hope to be able to plug directly into my plasma through HDMI and use a 2nd monitor occasionally. Any and all advice suggestions are welcome, I only have user reviews from the sites i used to figure out what the solid products are.


so far this is what ive gleaned from the rest of this site and others on the web.
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Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155
- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...


GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - TX650
- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LB5AZY/ref=ox_sc_a...


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 28, 2012 2:40:36 AM

It looks like it'll all work together great. The video card you picked is a beast and if you can afford it, your PSU can run dual GTX 670's no problem.

You did a really good job picking out parts for a first time build :D  The only suggestion I might make is the HDD, 500GB fills up quick these days, and for the same amount of money you can get this drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 28, 2012 2:43:07 AM

Awesome!! thanks for the comment and suggestion! Im going to switch out for the bigger HDD ;) 
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July 28, 2012 2:50:06 AM

Good plan bro! You did a really good first job, have fun building and enjoy the experience!
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July 28, 2012 2:51:29 AM

Looks good... wish I had a grand :D 

Like I said in the other thread I don't really know enough to comment, but maybe better ram? You can get lower timing (apparently that's a good thing?) for the same $, but I don't know how the voltage would play into it if you're gonna overclock it, or even how you overclock ram...
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July 28, 2012 2:56:21 AM

LOL what?!? :) 

It seems samsung is pretty good quality, but maybe someone can suggest a better brand, From the reviews i read its very good. But ill look into it!! ;) 
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July 28, 2012 3:31:29 AM

G.Skill RipJawsX is pretty good for the money. I enjoy mine lol
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July 31, 2012 1:19:44 AM

id agree and go with g.skill. best at making ram in my opinion. otherwise a great build
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July 31, 2012 1:46:54 AM

from what i read samsung is better quality and is made by samsung, where as gskill is bought from another source and branded as gskill.
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July 31, 2012 2:05:26 AM

Many RAM companies buy from OEM's and rebrand. However G.SKill still buys from high quality OEMs and sells high quality RAM. It's a good choice to go with, trust me.
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July 31, 2012 2:54:39 AM

It's too late to be honest. But i like the idea of not needing the extra hardware that is attached to the gskill. I read through a loooonngggg thread that was very clear on samsung being the clear winner in a matchup.
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July 31, 2012 8:35:50 AM

theres nothing wrong with samsung by any means but i would still pick g.skill. its never failed me and despite being rebranded at times it still has its lifetime warranty
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August 4, 2012 12:39:08 AM

Best answer selected by muushupork.
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